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The Showman and the Ukrainian Cause: Folk Dance, Film, and the Life of Vasile Avramenko

“Vasile Avramenko today enjoys legendary status as an impresario and populizer of Ukrainian dance. […] This study is indispensable reading for understanding how popular art forms developed in North America―particularly for seeing how the local and ‘ethnic’ intersected with the commercial and ‘mainstream.’” “Martynowych has produced a well-balanced work, but more importantly it is the only source that depicts Vasile Avramenko without ...